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Old Ale Beer Reviews

North Coast Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve
North Coast Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve is normal Old Stock Ale aged in bourbon barrels. This review is for the 2013 vintage. The aroma really stands out on this beer. I’m smelling layers of big bourbon, rich toffee/caramel and dark fruits. The taste is almost a mirror image of […]

North Coast Old Stock Ale
North Coast Old Stock Ale is an Old Ale brewed with Maris Otter malt, and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops. This review is for the 2014 vintage, 11.8% ABV. The aroma on this is fantastic, sweet caramel with hints of cherry and figs. The taste starts with some raisin […]

Great Divide Hibernation Ale
Great Divide Hibernation Ale is an English Style Old Ale. The look of this is a slightly copper red/brown color. I’m getting toasted malts, toffee and some dark molasses on the nose. Big nutty malt profile on the palate, hints of toffee and chestnuts, some chocolate and a splash of […]

Terrapin The Iron Tankard
Terrapin The Iron Tankard is an Old Ale. This was the first of the 4 beers in the Georgia Theatre Series brewed and released in 2010. I happened upon this at Turtle Creek in Winder Ga. and couldn’t resist. This was the only beer in the series with serious aging potential […]

Hair Of The Dog Adam From The Wood 2011
When you take the original Adam Old Ale and age it in oak bourbon barrels for at least 3 years you end up with Hair of the Dog Adam From The Wood. Huge thanks to my friend, and HOTD brewer, Denver for sending me this 2011 vintage bottle. Denver’s advice on aging this […]

Dark Horse 3 Guy Off The Scale Sour Old Ale
Dark Horse 3 Guy Off The Scale Sour Old Ale is a limited release I picked up at the Dark Horse General Store during my visit to the Brewpub this summer. This is bottle 128 of 1440. I knew right away by how the cap came off this beer was going […]

Founders Curmudgeon
Founders Curmudgeon is an Old Ale released sometime around May every year. This is a semi-sweet and malty beer with lots of vanilla and hints of mild cherry. The oak barrel aging is pretty evident with a dry woodiness that lingers into the aftertaste. The hops are mild, but a nice […]

Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half
I was lucky enough to get my hands on two bottles of Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half last year. This beer was the third entry in the Backstage Series, it is Curmudgeon brewed with molasses and aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels. I drank one fairly immediately and saved the other to age […]

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12 is an Old Ale. Not a style I gravitate to but there are a hand full of them that do it for me, this is one of them! The Divine Series is a series of single batch beers with a different recipe each time. Light and sweet […]

The Bruery Coton
The Bruery Coton is an Old Ale. Bottle number 05952, this was their 2nd anniversary ale released in 2010 (aged 2 years). It is 75% ale and 25% ale aged in bourbon barrels. I found this still on the shelf in Florida in the summer of 2012, not sure if it […]

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